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U.S. military looking for possible humvee replacement

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posted on May, 6 2005 @ 10:26 AM
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washingtontimes.com...

because of the threats right now that exists, the humvees based on its design limits needs replacement in my opinion to a new vehicle design to meet the IED and other possible threats.




posted on May, 6 2005 @ 10:54 AM
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I haven't read the article, so forgive me if this was mentioned in it, but I know the Marine Corps has already purchased some test models of a South African companies "mine-proof" small vehicle as a possible replacement/supplement to the Humvee.

commentary.co.za...

voipalaska.com...

At the moment it's a mine-clearing vehicle, not a jeep replacement, but I think I read that it was being evaluated in the US for conversion into "mine-safe" general transport vehicle.

-koji K.


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posted on May, 6 2005 @ 10:58 AM
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bout time, they shouldnt of even had humvees doing the job they did for a longtime, and its about time they started using a new vehicle for this role



posted on May, 6 2005 @ 11:59 AM
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heres the next hum-vee




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posted on May, 6 2005 @ 08:37 PM
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Up graded HUMVES that utilize the latest armor panels and covering can withstand a mine and they can withstand typical IED's.
What they need to do is just up armor all current HUMVES with this package instead of buying a new vehicle that might only be good for one purpose.



posted on May, 7 2005 @ 03:26 AM
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Washington, DC, May. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. military needs a new class of tactical vehicles specifically designed to withstand large roadside and car bombs, military officials told Congress Thursday.


What about the Dingo II, which is in use in the belgian, austrian and german and soon israeli defence forces?



posted on May, 7 2005 @ 03:50 AM
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Originally posted by WestPoint23
Up graded HUMVES that utilize the latest armor panels and covering can withstand a mine and they can withstand typical IED's.
What they need to do is just up armor all current HUMVES with this package instead of buying a new vehicle that might only be good for one purpose.


the original design did not allow for it... so essentially it will be turning it into a light armoured vehicle.

You may as well design something new for the cost.



posted on May, 7 2005 @ 08:59 AM
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The Humvee Replacement

The US Army needs to convert the vehicle they use to lug the space rockets to the launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center.

I bet this thing can take an IED blast no problem.




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